20 Most Recent Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer Questions & Answers

Hi just read your posting.Error 136 means you have''Motor Stall " fault. Now just a couple of questions, has your machine been noisy on spin?does the machine leak water?Please reply with answers and I can help you rectify this fault.

Fisher and... • Answered on Jan 05, 2021

I had the same problem.... It would stop on the rinse cycle and beep.  Check to make sure you can hear the water pump running or if you can just hear an electrical hum and then it quits, it may be a problem with the water pump.The water pump can be accessed by removing the tub, reach down the center of the agitator and remove plastic bolt, remove the stailess steel tub and then remove the plastic oval shaped cover at the bottom of the main tub to access the pump impellor.  Make sure the impellor turns freely, if it does not you may have a problem with the pump motor.  We had a gold chain go missing and it showed up wrapped around the pump shaft causing it to bind at times.  It took me two tries to fix it but now it runs 100%.

Fisher and... • Answered on Oct 19, 2020

You need to be more detailed in the description. What is the fault code & is it the same code as before the pump was changed? Why did you change the pump? Was the old pump tested & proven to be faulty or did you just change it in the hope that it would fix the fault? I have changed many F&P smartdrive pumps & never seen or heard of any having a fuse. The only fuse is on the main control board, soldered in. If that had blown the machine would not power up, so fuse must be okay. Start from scratch & say what the error code is.

Fisher and... • Answered on Aug 12, 2020

you may have tripped the board circuit, have you tried to reset it? read ur manual and it should show you how to reset it or try unplugging it for few minutes and plug back in.. WASHER WILL NOT START: Power If your washing machine won't start, begin by looking at the power source. First of all, is the washing machine plugged in? If it is, has it tripped a circuit breaker or blown a fuse? Check and reset the breaker (orreplace the fuse) if necessary. Lid Switch The main control for the washing machine is the switch inside the lid. If this has stopped working for some reason, your washing machine won't start. It's not especially difficult to troubleshoot this on a washing machine. You might have to open the top to access the switch. With the power on, depress the switch and listen for a click. If you don't hear one,the switch MAY BE BADand will need to be replaced.Confirm defectiveness with a multi meter checking for continuity OHMS. An open circuit reflects a bad switch.. If the switch works but the washing machine still won't start, check to see if your washing machine has a special fuse for the lid switch. It will usually be inside the control panel. If it's blown, you'll need to replace it before the washing machine will start. Door Interlock The problem could be with the door interlock. If the lights come on but the machine won't start, this might well be the cause. This could either be down to the wiring that runs to the door interlock, or the door catch not activating the interlock itself. Timer Knob Some models of washing machine use a mechanical timer knob and won't run until the water in the machine has filled to the selected level. If the knob doesn't line up properly with the graphics on the control panel, you can try to troubleshoot the washing machine problem by advancing the timer a little. When you've done this, pull it out a little way and see if the washing machine will start properly. Push start switchmay need to be tested with a multi meter for continuity OHMS should show a closed circuit when pushed in or turned on. The start switchon some top load washers is often part of the timer and is activated by pulling out on the timer knob. Although not normally available as a separate part, the switch can be tested for continuity with a multi-meter. You will need to remove power from the appliance and then locate the correct timer contacts as noted on the wiring diagram. On some electronic controlled models, the start switch is a momentary contact type switch located on the control console. You can test this switch for continuity with a multi-meter when the push button is held in Overheating If you've run several loads, one after another, without any problem but suddenly find your washing machine refuses to start, overheating could be the cause. The simple way to discover whether this is the problem is to give the machine ample time to cool down, say for a couple of hours, and then try it again. If it works fine, overheating has been the problem and you may have a motor with bad windings. By the way my advice is freecuzGod is good! All washing machines use a motor that is responsible for spinning and agitating during the cleaning cycle. Many top load brands use a reversing motor which means the motor spins in one direction for agitating and another for spinning and draining. If the motor does not start, but makes a humming or buzzing noise then it may be defective. To verify if the motor is at fault, remove the drive and /or pump belts and then try to start the motor again. On direct drive models, you will have to disengage the pump and the direct drive coupling to the transmission. If the motor starts, then the problem is with the transmission or the pump and can be further diagnosed by reconnecting each one individually. If the motor does not start or continues to hum or buzz, then it will need to be replaced Lastly CONTROL BOARD If the control board does not provide the proper voltage to the drive motor, fill valve, drain motor or door lock then the washer may not start. The main control board on most washers is complicated and difficult to diagnose without proper test equipment and procedures. You can visually inspect the control for signs of electrical arcing or burned or damaged components on the board. You should use caution when replacing a control board as sometimes the burned components are caused by external component failures. https://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/Washing-Machine-Repair-Help http://www.partselect.com/Repair/Washer/Will-Not-Start/

Fisher and... • Answered on May 03, 2020

Each light has a specific number, so to work out the error code we need to know which side you are counting from i.e. left to right or right to left. Makes a huge difference.

Fisher and... • Answered on Nov 29, 2019

Take a look at this video to see how to tear down and replace the main bearings in this washer.

on Nov 02, 2019 • Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load...


If you cannot see the water leaking from the inlet valves, check the seal just above the water pump located directly under the drum. I am in the midst of awaiting parts to fix this very thing on my FP GWL11. This leak is dripping water directly onto the motor, causing it to trip the circuit breaker during drain/spin cycles.

Note... I have also had to have the inlet valve assembly replaced as well as it was not opening to allow cold water to mix with the hot.

Hope this helps.

Fisher and... • Answered on Oct 01, 2019

It beeps to tell you there is an error. While it is beeping & before pressing any buttons, read the error code & write it down. The error code is the lights along the top row. Count from left to right and make a note of exactly which lights are on and which are off. There are 8 lights, you need to say exactly which number light is on. Post the result back here and someone will tell you what that error code means.

Fisher and... • Answered on Jul 11, 2019

The fuse is built onto the control board. It is not designed to be replaced. My 3 year old machine lost the water pump and blew the fuse. About $375 to fix. I am buying the new pump and will attempt to replace the fuse on the board. I hope there are no other bad components.

Fisher and... • Answered on Jun 28, 2018

under the top of the machine on the right there is a reed switch which is actic=vated by a magnet in the lid remove the two bungs and screws so you can lift the top up a bit and you will see it there one screw to remove it if its corroded or swollen its faulty either repace it or as a easy fix cut both wires off it and join them together and tape up, this should do it

Fisher and... • Answered on Apr 21, 2018

check out the drain pump as it is linked directly to the main board any burning smell or discolouration of the copper windings replace it

Fisher and... • Answered on Apr 21, 2018

not alot u can do but replace the board

Fisher and... • Answered on Apr 21, 2018

ok if when you push pause the water stops its not your solenoid but the transducer which is built into your main computer board which you will need to replace

Fisher and... • Answered on Apr 21, 2018

this usually means warm wash is selected but only cold tap is on try turning hot tap on even for a cold wash

Fisher and... • Answered on Apr 21, 2018

manual say display unit so try thst first,most repairs have plenty of second hand ones lying around

Fisher and... • Answered on Apr 21, 2018

first thing to look at is the sensor either faulty or corroded connection block if good or a new one doesnt fix it then most likely the main computerboard fault

Fisher and... • Answered on Apr 21, 2018

no not thst i know of but its always been a problem with them over tha last 20 years

Fisher and... • Answered on Apr 21, 2018

its really important the R.P.S you replaced is correctly fitted so double check it,also the connecting block if corroded in anyway will cause the faulty its easy to see the bluey color of corrosion, i have struck faulty new sensors beforebut not all thst common if you are really sure all that is 100% then it can only be the wiring loom

Fisher and... • Answered on Apr 21, 2018

with power to machine but all lights off press temp water down button and power button at the same time machine will give two short beeps release then pree spin speed up button three times the lights that are now on is you fault code

Fisher and... • Answered on Apr 21, 2018

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